Help! I Can’t Open ICN Files!

There are many reasons why your ICN file might not open on your computer. If you have ICN files that don’t open when you double-click it, ask yourself the following questions...

Do I have the right program?

If you don’t have a program installed on your computer that’s compatible with ICN files, you won’t be able to open one. See if you have one of the most common programs associated with ICN files listed below.

  • Unknown Apple II File
  • HP Palmtop 100/200LX Icon
  • RIPTerm Image
  • AT&T Graphic Format
  • Icon Programming Language Source Code File
  • Micrografx Icon
  • SunOS Mono Icon

What type of file is it?

When you can’t open ICN files, try to figure out the file type. This can help you find the right program to open it. Usually, ICN files are considered Raster Image Files. However, you can look up the file type to be sure. Start by right-clicking the file icon and clicking “Properties” (“More Info” if you’re on a Mac). Then look for the file type under “Type of File” (“Kind” on a Mac).

Can a developer help?

When you can’t open ICN files, a software developer might be able to help. The developers for the programs mentioned above are as follows:

Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom
HP Palmtop 100/200LX Icon Windows Programmer
RIPTerm Image PC Software Company
AT&T Graphic Format Microsoft Developer
Icon Programming Language Source Code File Microsoft Programmer
Micrografx Icon PC Software Company
SunOS Mono Icon Unknown

Try contacting one of these developers to find out how you can open your ICN file.

Can I use a universal file viewer?

A universal file viewer is the way to go when you have ICN files that can’t be opened by any other program. Install a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download) and see if it will open your ICN file. Remember that if your file is not compatible, the universal file viewer will only open it in binary format.

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